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Cinnamon Wild Yala

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had a great experience at Cinnamon Wild. The location is amazing as it is situated just 10 minutes from the park (as opposed to staying in Tissamaharama). It is right next to a very large lake and open terrain so it has the feel of actually being in the wild. On our first evening there, we were able to...

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Dear Guest, Greetings from Cinnamon Wild Yala, Thank you for your feedback following your stay at Cinnamon Wild. We are truly delighted to know that you enjoyed your stay with us and our warm hospitality. We eagerly look forward to having you with us again.

Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were upgraded to a sea view chalet on the perimeter of the residential area. It was superb, beautifully appointed with great attention to detail, huge balcony and safety gate at the bottom of the steps to deter unwanted visitors! The staff were brilliant, so welcoming and helpful. Food in the a la carte bar and buffet in the restaurant...

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Asfaq M, Front Office Manager at Cinnamon Wild Yala, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Greetings from Cinnamon Wild Yala, Thank you for your feedback following your stay at Cinnamon Wild. We are truly delighted to know that you enjoyed your stay with us and our warm hospitality. We eagerly look forward to having you with us again.

Wallingford, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Really pleasantly surprised with the quality here as it is pretty isolated (the staff like to accompany back to your lodge after dinner in case there are wild animals about!). The lodges are well appointed and the restaurant offers the usual good quality Sri Lankan buffet. Outdoor pool and very helpful staff. The proximity to the park means you only...

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Dear Guest, Greetings from Cinnamon Wild Yala, Thank you for your feedback following your stay at Cinnamon Wild. We are truly delighted to know that you enjoyed your stay with us and our warm hospitality. We eagerly look forward to having you with us again.

Crawley, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We arrived at this hotel on 25/03/2017 and stayed for 2 nights. The hotel was fantastic. We stayed in a chalet and had a very comfy bed. The room was clean and tidy. The staff were friendly and helpful. The hotel is right next to a lake which has crocodiles, water buffalo in the area constantly. Visitors to the lake...

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Asfaq M, Front Office Manager at Cinnamon Wild Yala, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Greetings from Cinnamon Wild Yala, Thank you for your feedback following your stay at Cinnamon Wild. We are truly delighted to know that you enjoyed your stay with us and our warm hospitality. We eagerly look forward to having you with us again.

Dehiwala-Mount Lavinia, Sri Lanka
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It wasn't a Great as expected, but loved it. 2 Nights stayed during 2016 May Food was good. had a good spread. Staffs were not pleasing They don't have Halal Meat. Hotel confirmed they have Halal Meat, I saw Keells Sausages were frying front of Customers ..

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Dear Guest, Greetings from Cinnamon Wild Yala, Thank you for sharing your review on Trip Advisor following your recent stay with us. Constructive criticism is always appreciated as it helps us to better our product and service offerings, so we thank you sincerely for sharing your honest feedback which is deemed invaluable to us. We will certainly be considered as...

Chinnor, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

On our tour of Sri Lanka, we next visited Yala National Park. The hotel recommended by Red Dot Tours was Cinnemon Wild, and it was a lot large that the boutique hotel sin which we had stayed up until now. But the change was good, and the buffet at breakfast and dinner was extensive and tasty. We stayed there for...

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Asfaq M, Front Office Manager at Cinnamon Wild Yala, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Greetings from Cinnamon Wild Yala, Thank you for sharing your feedback following your stay at Cinnamon Wild Yala. We are indeed pleased to know that you enjoyed your stay with us. While thanking you for staying with us, we certainly hope to welcome you back at our resort for yet another memorable stay.

Los Angeles, California
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed in a beach adjacent(worth the extra $) rustic cabin on stilts with great views of the beach, jungle, monkeys galore, fabulous air conditioning, good bedding, bathroom, etc. The staff is immediately available to escort you through the forest to the restaurant at night as elephants roam the premises but even that was great fun. Buffet style meals had...

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Dear Guest, Greetings from Cinnamon Wild Yala, Thank you for sharing your feedback following your stay at Cinnamon Wild Yala. We are indeed pleased to know that you enjoyed your stay with us. While thanking you for staying with us, we certainly hope to welcome you back at our resort for yet another memorable stay.

Victoria
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were a group of 17 and all loved the experience of this resort. Accommodation in the grounds, well lit, with families of wild boar spotted in the nearby bush. The pool area was a delight. The staff were very willing and ready to assist when we had minor difficulties in the rooms (all our problems), lots of smiles, laughs...

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Dear Guest, Greetings from Cinnamon Wild Yala, Thank you for your feedback following your stay at Cinnamon Wild. We are delighted to know that you enjoyed your stay with us. We eagerly look forward to welcoming you back at our resort for yet another memorable stay

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Despite our overall positive experience on our recent visit to Sri Lanka in which we spent 2 weeks travelling around and stayed in various hotels, our experience at the Cinnamon Wild Yala was unfortunately not a very positive one. Whilst the room was absolutely fine (average accommodation) we had not been impressed at all by the very limited flexibility of...

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Asfaq M, Front Office Manager at Cinnamon Wild Yala, responded to this review

Dear Mr. Neumann, Thank you for taking time to share your feedback regarding your recent experience at our hotel. We take every comment made by our customers very seriously in order to continuously improve ourselves, and your feedback is therefore deeply valued. As a consequence of your negative experience at our hotel, we have thoroughly investigated in to the situation...

Birmingham, United Kingdom
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

this hotel is situated 10 mins from the yala national park...the food was very good..the rooms are in chalets in the garden....they were spacious and clean.......walkways are lit up on the path ways.... the highlite of an evening was...a very large elephant use to walk around the chalets...of course it was his territory and they have built on it......a ranger...

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Dear Guest, Greetings from Cinnamon Wild Yala, Thank you for your feedback following your stay at Cinnamon Wild. We are delighted to know that you enjoyed your stay with us. We eagerly look forward to welcoming you back at our resort for yet another memorable stay

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  • Free Internet
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Cinnamon Wild after undergoing a brand enhancement is more than a resort; it is an extension of the Yala National park and is intended to be part of the National park. It is designed to represent rustic luxury, resembling a game lodge. Cinnamon Wild Yala exceeds guest expectations with interiors that give the camp look and feel, embedded with large trunk boxes, old vintage furniture, director's chairs and indigenous artwork. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Cinnamon Wild Yala

Address: P.O. Box 1, Kirinda 82614, Sri Lanka (Formerly Chaaya Wild Yala)
Location: Sri Lanka > Southern Province > Kirinda
Price Range: $106 - $265 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Cinnamon Wild Yala 4*
Number of rooms: 68
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Also Known As:
Chaaya Wild Yala Hotel Kirinda
Yala Village Kirinda
Yala Village Hotel Kirinda
Cinnamon Wild Yala Sri Lanka/Kirinda
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  • Do you have to pay extra for a mini-fridge?
  • At what time does the pool open each day?

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“Some rooms are quite a distance from the main building - a risky walk after dark.”
mwbell2000, 2 days ago | Read review
“Families are better to use rooms near the lobby area.”
Kingsleydesilva, 1 week ago | Read review
“Best views are from the beach chalets as they are facing the beach and very near by but all the rooms have a nice view to the wild around..”
dilup2014, 1 week ago | Read review
“Beach Rooms are the best, but there are only 8 so book early.”
Tangawizi_Sandan, 1 week ago | Read review
“Choose room on stilts to see the surroundings better. Beach chalets are wonderful (there are 8), but are also more expensive.”
jinashris, 2 weeks ago | Read review
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